Academic Teams

AB Trivia Team

Ms. Bohmiller - Special Education

Meets Mondays and Wednesdays at 2:30 in room 167W.
Students prepare to compete in WGBH - Channel 2's competition for high schools in Massachusetts. Questions come from the Massachusetts curriculum frameworks and areas of general knowledge.



Academic Decathlon Team

Mr. Crick - English

Meets Tuesdays and Fridays 2:30 in room 208E.
The Academic Decathlon Team competes against other Massachusetts high schools in ten areas including economics, social studies, math, fine arts, music, literature, science, speech, interview & essay. Students who love knowledge, are interested in a broad range of topics and enjoy competition will find this activity stimulating and fun.



Envirothon

Mr. Hohn - Science

Meets Thursdays at 2:30 in 256W.
The Massachusetts Envirothon is a natural resource program for high school students, designed to cultivate a desire to learn about our natural environment through competitive events & community service. Students attend workshops to learn about Massachusetts wildlife, soils, forestry and aquatic ecosystems. Students work closely with scientists, and town officials to learn about local issues, identity a specific problem, and design and excute a related community service project . Open to all students, freshmen to seniors.



Math Team

Mr. Noeth - Mathematics

Meets every other Thursday at 2:45 in 244W.
The Math Team participates monthly in the Massachusetts Mathematics League competitions. Student teams from each school compete against each other to solve math problems from all areas of high school mathematics, from arithmetic to analytic geometry. Competitions are on Thursday afternoons, and transportation is provided. Regular membership is open to students who have completed geometry or beyond. Other students may participate as alternate team members if space permits.



Mock Trial

Mr. Silva - Acton Police Department and Ms.Kennedy - English

Meets Tuesdays at 2:30 in 207E plus some weekends at the Acton Public Safely Building.
Students prepare for and participate in competition in which teams present the two sides of a legal case. This program is sponsored by the Massachusetts Bar Association and helps students gain a better understanding of the legal system and court procedures and develop communication and advocacy skills.



Ocean Sciences Bowl

Mr. Romano - Science

Meets Wednesdays at 2:30 in 164W.
Students prepare for and participate in a competition that focuses on ocean-related topics. This national program is under the direction of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership in Washington, DC.

Science Team

Mr. Dempsey - Science

Meets Wednesdays at 2:30 in 258W.
The Science Team competes monthly in meets with a dozen other schools and in the State Science Olympiad in the spring. Students compete as teams in various areas of science for which they prepare during the preceding weeks. Activities vary from quiz shows to building vehicles for racing, and from identification of trees to laboratory investigations. Open to all students, freshmen to seniors.



Speech & Debate Team

Ms. Fox - English and Ms. Hennessey

Meets Mondays and Fridays at 2:30 in the Library or area classrooms.
This club is open to all students interested in academic competition. Students compete in tournaments at the local, state, and national level. Team members are members of the National Forensic League and the club’s goal is to develop public speaking and leadership skills. Students compete in any eighteen events from Dramatic and Humorous to Original Oratory, Radio Broadcasting and Debate and Student Congress.